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October 10th, 2012

Weight gain, diabetes on rise

October 10, 2012

Cookbooks with healthier food choices and calorie counters may be in line for Christmas gifts for purchase this year in Auglaize County, if the 2012 health assessment for the county prompts local action.

In the publication recently released by the Auglaize County Health Department, diabetes and weight gain appeared to be the most significant problem areas in the county.

Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons provided Health Board members with a copy of the assessment during Tuesday’s Auglaize County Health Board meeting.

Cat food likely source of house fire

October 10, 2012

Firefighters with the Wapakoneta Fire Department responded just before noon Tuesday to a house fire at 311 Glynwood Road.

Firefighters responded after receiving a 911 call Tuesday at 11:50 a.m. about a house fire at the address of Lynn and Luke Nagel.

The couple has children, but nobody was home at the time.

Fire Capt. Jeff Orphal said Lynn Nagel came home from a church-related event and noticed heavy smoke when she opened the garage. She reported the fire and firefighters and police officers responded to the scene at 11:54 a.m.

Robert Souder, 63

October 10, 2012

Robert Donald Souder, 63, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
He was born Feb. 4, 1949, in Bellefontaine, to the late Lillian Maxine (Shultz) and William Emerson Souder. On April 24, 2009, he married Ruth Ann Stevens, who survives.

October 9th

Budget backlash

October 9, 2012

Faced with tight budgets for two more years, the Wapakoneta City Recreation director says he and his staff will continue to do the best they can to maintain the parks, but area residents should not look for any major improvements.

Board discusses benefits of levy renewal

October 9, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members discussed renewing the district’s 4.9-mill permanent improvement levy currently in place during its school board meeting Monday.

Board members are currently discussing a 10-year permanent improvement plan, but they would need the levy still in place to execute the plan. The levy, passed in 2008, will expire in 2013.

WACF celebrates scholarships at banquet

October 9, 2012

Replacing a blue blazer with a white vest with a red “W” and grabbing a pair of home-made pom-poms, the executive director of The Community Foundation of Shelby County says the best advice she has for members of the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WACF) is for them to remain cheerleaders of the community.

October 8th

Robert Souder, 63

October 8, 2012

Robert D. Souder, 63, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete at Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home in Lakeview.

Kathryn Kinnaman, 62

October 8, 2012

Kathryn L. Kinnaman, 62, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:56 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Beatrice Cummings, 95

October 8, 2012

Beatrice Caroline Cummings, 95, of Cridersville, formerly of Waynesfield, Wapakoneta, and Winterhaven, Fla., died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
Services are at 5 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.

Paul Bowers, 43

October 8, 2012

Paul Raymond Bowers, 43, of Russells Point, passed away Saturday night, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 31, 1969, in Jeffersonville, Ind., the son of to Mary Jane (McCubbins) and Ralph A. Bowers, who survive in Russells Point.

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